“Making pop sound this effortless, this joyous, is no easy task. A joy.” – **** Q
“As long as they keep writing catchy choruses that are precision-made for daytime Radio 1, the sales deserve to flood in” – **** News of the World
“Perfectly formed pop anthems…there’s so much joy here, only the truly stone-hearted could possibly find fault. The summer is surely theirs” – **** Evening Standard
“Songs as simple, optimistic and radio-friendly as this are notoriously hard to write. Scouting For Girls make the task seems easy” – **** Daily Mail
“If it’s a summer soundtrack you’re after, look no further” – **** Heat
“Pop perfection” – ***** OK!
“Undeniably genius pop hooks” – The Sunday Times
Scouting For Girls release their new single, ‘Famous, through Epic Records on the 11th July 2010. It is taken from their second album, ‘Everybody Wants To Be On TV’, out now through Epic Records.
Scouting For Girls announced their hugely anticipated return with a number 1 single, ‘This Ain’t A Love Song’ in March, and followed it by clocking up a number 2 chart-placing second album just a fortnight later. Beginning 2010 in much the same manner as they concluded 2008, Scouting For Girls continue to be one of Britain’s most successful pop bands of today.
The soaring anthem of “This Ain’t A Love Song” enjoyed two weeks in the top spot, making Scouting For Girls the first British band to enjoy a number 1 single since Coldplay did in 2008. It was met with due acclaim, and the resulting album equally received a strong critical response, achieving gold status within little over a fortnight. Currently on tour across the UK, Scouting For girls are filling British halls with their buoyant pop charm and exuberant, ever-engaging stage-show.
It is a tremendous return, and one greatly deserved after their well-publicised re-working of the follow-up album, in order to make it as essential as they knew they could achieve. Roy, Greg and Pete persevered down in East Sussex at Helioscentric Studios, and the fanfare that the resulting record was greeted with is testament to that hard work.
‘Famous’ is their most unashamedly upbeat tune to date, and has all the makings of a Summer anthem for the festival stages and beyond. Relentlessly bright and unnervingly catchy, Scouting For Girls’ hooks stay with you before the first chorus is complete, and ‘Famous’ is another fine example of how they continue to win over the nation’s hearts with one deft key change, and countless melodious Summery pop hooks.
Scouting For Girls Live:
8th July @ Thetford Forest, Suffolk
9th July @ Oxegen Festival, Ireland
10th July @ T In The Park Festival, Scotland
14th August @ Doncaster Racecourse
17th August @ Villa Marina, Isle of Man
21st August @ V Festival, Chelmsford
22nd August @ V Festival, Stafford